Cyberspaces and Global Affairs

Cyberspaces and Global Affairs

by Sean S. Costigan, Jake Perry

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The essays and topical cases in this book explore such issues as networks and networked thinking, information ownership, censorship, neutrality, cyberwars, humanitarian needs, terrorism, privacy and rebellion, giving a comprehensive overview of the core issues in the field, complemented by real world examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409476603
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 04/28/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 21 MB
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About the Author

Sean S. Costigan directs MIT CogNet and teaches information technology at The New School, and Jake Perry is an independent scholar.

Table of Contents

Contents: Foreword, Kenneth H. Keller; Preface; Part I: Cyberwar: a real and growing threat, Nat Katin-Borland; From an analog past to a digital future: information and communication technology in conflict management, Daniel Wehrenfennig; Marching across the cyber frontier: explaining the global diffusion of network-centric warfare, Tim Junio; Viewpoint: cyberterrorism: cyber 'Pearl Harbor' is imminent, Emily Molfino; Viewpoint: protecting Google: is an attack against Google an attack against the US?, Nat Katin-Borland; Viewpoint: invisible threats, Jake Perry. Part II: Web 2.0 and public diplomacy, Hannes R. Richter; Call for power? Mobile phones as facilitators of political activism, Fabien Miard; ICT infrastructure in two Asian giants: a comparative analysis of China and India, Venkata Praveen Tanguturi and Fotios C. Harmantzis; Information (without) revolution? Ethnography and the study of new media-enabled change in the Middle East, Deborah L. Wheeler; The political history of the internet: a theoretical approach to the implications for US power, Madeline Carr; US identity, security, and governance of the internet, Ryan Kiggins; Information and communications technologies and power, Jeffrey A. Hart; Social media and Iran's post-election crisis, Lida Khalili Gheidary; Viewpoint: combating censorship should be a foreign policy goal, Hannes Steen-Thornhammar; Viewpoint: an alternative prospect on cyber anarchy for policy-makers, Eddie Walsh. Part III: Digital divide: the reality of information haves and have-nots, Natalya Svenjensky; Using ICT research to assist policy-making and regulation: the case of Namibia, Christoph Stork and Tony Vetter; Leveraging information and communication technologies for global public health, Shriya Malhotra; Knowledge ecologies in international affairs: a new paradigm for dialog and collaboration, Sean S. Costigan and Chris Pallaris; Environmental politics: how information and communication technology have changed the debate, Erica Dingman; Viewpoint: privacy – there's not enough and it's shrinking fast, Hannes Steen-Thornhammar; Viewpoint: information overload: real and growing by the minute, Natalya Sverjensky; Viewpoint: PageRank and perceptions of quality, David Millman; Viewpoint: citizen change: how technology and new media have turned us all into digital freedom fighters, Anthony Lopez; Viewpoint: old and new media: picket fences till the end, Sujit Bhar; Postscript, Sean Costigan and Jake Perry; Index.

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